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Kayla R.

Walleser
2018 8055 Penn Ave South Bloomington, MN 55431· (563) 451-5864 · kaylaw5864@gmail.com

OBJECTIVE
Seeking a full-time position as the 5th grade teacher at Annunciation Catholic School with the goal of
strengthening student’s developing academic skills by using diverse and hands-on instructional strategies
while implementing the Catholic Faith to benefit all students for life-long learning.

EDUCATION ONLINE PORTFOLIO


Loras College kaylawalleser.weebly.com
August 2010 - May 2014
BA Elementary Education
Reading Endorsement

WORK EXPERIENCE LEADERSHIP AND SERVICE


Nativity of Mary Catholic School - Bloomington, MN OPPORTUNITIES
August 2017-Current
4th Grade Classroom Teacher Co-Director of School Musical
Volunteer time and talent for organizing and leading middle school students in
Teacher, LaSalle Catholic School - Holy Cross, IA annual musical theatre performance
August 2014 – 2017
Educate third and fourth graders in a multi-age classroom while implementing Mass volunteer
classroom management skills, planning interactive lessons, and applying Directed students in understanding, preparing, and performing living stations of the
curriculum standards for the academic success of all students cross for the parish community
Led parishioners in reciting the rosary with my classroom students
Nanny, Summer Childcare Provider
June 2009 – current Event coordinator for school activities
Provide childcare for a family with three children during the summer months Dedicate outside time and talents to helping organize and schedule events within the
while engaging children in active learning experiences community [i.e. Family Fun Night, Spring Social, construction of raffle items, Track
& Field Day, Prayer Retreats]
Student Teaching: Kennedy Elementary School – Dubuque, IA
January 2014 – May 2014 Pilsen After-School Program [Spanish speaking community]
Co-taught first grade while modifying lessons to fit the diverse needs of the Chicago, Illinois · January 2012
students within the class Mentored and tutored ELL students through an after-school program
Implemented classroom management skills to improve task and academic Assisted with adult language-emerging classes by helping them learn English
performance in the classroom Painted a newly remodeled youth center in inner-city Chicago to help the parish
Created engaging and hands-on lessons to promote student’s academic achieve long-term presence in the community
motivation
Clinical: St. Columbkille Catholic School – Dubuque, IA
February 2013-May 2013 ADDITIONAL TECHNOLOGY SKILLS
Created and taught whole group lessons in second grade Computer Literacy
Instructed small group work for extended practice with curricular activities Adept in using the Microsoft Suite, including Word, Excel, Outlook,
Publisher
Waitress, Moracco Supper Club Adept in using Google platform to communicate with colleagues, create
May 2013 – June 2014 documents, and enhance learning experiences for youth
Administer and analyze test for students [i.e. MAPS, FAST]
Teacher Assistant, Dubuque Community YMCA
Educational App Manager [ClassDojo]
August 2011 – August 2013
Initiated and manage online classroom website which allows parents to
Teacher assistant in the pre-school room while also providing childcare for
stay informed on classroom activities and student behavior
children ages 2-5
Fluent in emerging educational technology to make a better connection
between the three parties: student, parent, and teacher
Reading Tutor, Loras for Literacy
Analytical and Resource Attainment
August 2012 – January 2013
Skilled in utilizing educational websites to enhance learning opportunities
Tutored third graders in reading during an after school reading program held
for my students
on campus
Strong ability to use the Internet to research and gather additional
resources to aid me in professional growth as an educator
Mentor, Dubuque Multicultural Family Center Strong motivation to seek out and research innovative ideas and tools to
August 2010 – May 2011 help students succeed
Mentored and tutored grade school students through a variety of after school
programs
AWARDS & EXPERIENCES
Teacher, Aquin Religious Education – Cascade, IA · PBIS and Responsive Classroom Trained
August 2009 – May 2010 · Multi-Tiered System of Supports [MTSS] professional development
Taught religious education class to fifth graders while planning interactive lessons · Perfect attendance at district professional development days
for students to retain knowledge about the Catholic faith · Dean’s List, Loras College
· Loras Network of Dubuque Scholarship, 2011-2014
· Lloyd E. Meehan Scholarship, Fall 2010-2014